Here’s a full poem I can wade Grief by Emily Dickinson. If you’re interested in a full analysis of this poem, check out our links at the bottom of the page!

I can wade Grief – 

I can wade Grief—

Whole Pools of it—

I’m used to that—

But the least push of Joy

Breaks up my feet—

And I tip—drunken—

Let no Pebble—smile—

‘Twas the New Liquor,—

That was all!


Power is only Pain—

Stranded, thro’ Discipline,

Till Weights—will hang—

Give Balm—to Giants—

And they’ll wilt, like Men—

Give Himmaleh—

They’ll Carry—Him!

Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson wade Grief
Loss – A sculpture by Jane Mortimer; Photo by K. Mitch Hodge on Unsplash

Poem Analysis of “I can wade Grief” by Emily Dickinson


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